Zeynel Gokmen

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OBJECTIVES The study aimed to investigate whether maternal GAD during pregnancy affects fetal circulating brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which plays important roles in neuronal development, by comparing cord blood BDNF levels in newborn infants of women with and without GAD. METHODS Study sample included 19 women with GAD and 25 women without(More)
OBJECTIVE Auditory and vestibular functions have critical importance in infancy because they may affect motor and mental development. We aimed to determine the normal values of the vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) parameters to provide a reference for further research regarding the early diagnosis of vestibular dysfunction in newborns. METHODS(More)
AIM To determine the incidence and outcomes of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-related acute lower respiratory tract infection (ALRI) including morbidity, nosocomial infection and mortality among newborn infants who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). METHODS A multicenter, prospective study was conducted in newborns who were(More)
The objective of this study was to determine differences between pediatrician and pediatric cardiologists regarding initial assessment of neonatal heart murmur and to evaluate the role of echocardiography in this group of patients. During a 6-month period, all term births in the obstetric unit at Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, were(More)
AIM To understand the effect of prenatal chronic hypoxia on prohepcidin levels in term newborns. METHOD We determined prohepcidin (Pro-Hep) levels in both term appropriate-for-gestational age (AGA) and term small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants. Uteroplacental insufficiency had exposed all SGA infants to chronic hypoxia. Serum samples were collected(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of delayed cord clamping (DCC) on peripheral hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) and hematological parameters in premature infants (<32 weeks) during the neonatal period. METHODS This was a prospective, randomized, and controlled, single-center study. Prior to delivery, 21 infants were randomly assigned to immediate cord(More)
OBJECTIVE Low Apgar score is strongly associated with the incidence of transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) and other respiratory diseases of the newborn. We aimed to investigate the relationship between hypoxia determinants and the prolonged oxygen and respiratory support requirement even if the Apgar scores were normal. METHODS Retrospective(More)
The goal of this study was to determine whether there was an association between perinatal risk factors of prematurity and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs). A prospective case-control trial was designed. Fifty preterm newborns (100 ears) with a gestational age <37 weeks were included. The control group consisted of 20 healthy term infants (40(More)
Pierre-Robin sequence or syndrome (PRS) (OMIM #261800) is characterized by a small mandible (micrognathia), posterior displacement/retraction of the tongue (glossoptosis), and upper airway obstruction. It has an incidence varying from 1 in 8,500 to 1 in 30,000 births. Congenital heart defects (CHDs) occur in 20 % of the patients with PRS. Ventricular septal(More)
Congenital leukemia is rare, and is frequently diagnosed as a form of acute myeloid leukemia at, or immediately after birth. Some infections, viral in particular, can mimic clinical signs and/or laboratory findings of congenital leukemia. This is the first documented case of candidemia resembling leukemia.